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A housekeeping post of sorts.

 

~> Thanks again to everyone who submitted tracks for the first playlist. Are there any rough drafts of what we've got so far?

 

Here are some other tracks with repetition as a lyrical theme:

 

 

"Repetition" by The Fall

 

In this case repetition deeply permeates the song's structure as well, resulting in a sense of lethargy and almost snarky boredom.

 

 

"Running, Returning" by Akron / Family.

 

Love the percussion on this track, a primitivist's delight that comes from literally thumping of one's chest. Deceptively simple lyrics. Overall a beautiful song with great metamorphic transitions.

 

~> Thanks again for all of the well-wishes. I'm slowly but surely doing better each day.

 

~> I've got some stuff inbound for evaluation. The Tralucent 1Plus2 should be headed my way this week, as well as the Liquid Lightning 2 prototype. Also remember that super hush-hush portable all-in-one I was super excited about? I'll be taking a listen to a very early iteration of its amp section. Finally, I'll be auditioning the DNA Stratus at some point this month hopefully.

 

~> My CIEMs should be ready soon. Kinda stressed, kinda nervous. Hope it all goes well.

 

 

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Wait, what happened to your old DAC? 

 

I still use the Onkyo DAC-1000, but I want a better replacement for my bedroom rig.

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A housekeeping post of sorts.

~> Thanks again to everyone who submitted tracks for the first playlist. Are there any rough drafts of what we've got so far?


If by draft you mean something like this: http://www.head-fi.org/t/626954/the-diary-entries-of-a-little-girl-who-is-now-30-part-2/8190#post_9265861

then yes.
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

A housekeeping post of sorts.

~> Thanks again to everyone who submitted tracks for the first playlist. Are there any rough drafts of what we've got so far?

Here are some other tracks with repetition as a lyrical theme:




"Repetition" by The Fall

In this case repetition deeply permeates the song's structure as well, resulting in a sense of lethargy and almost snarky boredom.




"Running, Returning" by Akron / Family.

Love the percussion on this track, a primitivist's delight that comes from literally thumping of one's chest. Deceptively simple lyrics. Overall a beautiful song with great metamorphic transitions.

~> Thanks again for all of the well-wishes. I'm slowly but surely doing better each day.

~> I've got some stuff inbound for evaluation. The Tralucent 1Plus2 should be headed my way this week, as well as the Liquid Lightning 2 prototype. Also remember that super hush-hush portable all-in-one I was super excited about? I'll be taking a listen to a very early iteration of its amp section. Finally, I'll be auditioning the DNA Stratus at some point this month hopefully.

~> My CIEMs should be ready soon. Kinda stressed, kinda nervous. Hope it all goes well.



Good luck on the CIEMs. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on 1plus2, there are so few of us...and I really like Akron family
Edited by Mimouille - 3/18/13 at 9:44am
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Giant Isopods are sort of cute in their own way, but at the same time, they remind me of the big alien bugs in Nausicaä that freaked me out as a kid. (Hence why I don't like Miyazaki except for Totoro, and why it took me nearly 20 years to begin watching anime again)

 

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Do they taste good?

Probably taste like lobster or crab. Looks to be more meat for your money though. Apparently they serve it in Northern Taiwan.


Edited by Tangster - 3/18/13 at 10:13am
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Still trying to choose a replacement DAC, and at this point my list from least to most expensive is pretty much:

 

Mytek 192, Benchmark DAC2, NAD M51, Berkley Alpha 2, PS PerfectWave MK2, or the Resonessence Invicta.

 

The Benchmark DAC2 seems nice, though I'm most curious about the Calyx Femto --- it seems intense.

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...I've been taking the wrong class all semester.  **** me.  Gonna drop it tomorrow, do nothing for 2 months, then take the right class in an 8-week summer school course.

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...I've been taking the wrong class all semester.  **** me.  Gonna drop it tomorrow, do nothing for 2 months, then take the right class in an 8-week summer school course.

Oh damn.
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Speaking of DACs (though---in this case---of the non-DIY variety), I've been looking for more impressions of the fairly new Benchmark DAC2.

 

DSD is a nice feature. 

 

Still trying to choose a replacement DAC, and at this point my list from least to most expensive is pretty much:

 

Mytek 192, Benchmark DAC2, NAD M51, Berkley Alpha 2, PS PerfectWave MK2, or the Resonessence Invicta.

Do want to try. Ever since I put the DAC1 for sale it's been nothing but regret.

 

30 day trial is in CONUS only? Pooey.

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Not if I wink_face.gif send it to you. Of course, the number of days to have your mitts on it would be reduced.

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For DAC's, I really like the Gungnir. Very pleasing sound to it, and the price is excellent for what you get.

 

 

Picked up the Winchester 54 today. For an 80-year-old rifle, it's in nice shape. Plus, the seller included reloading dies for the oddball caliber. Very nice of him.

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Sounds mostly fair to me.

 

Like I said, the filters on the older FADs are quite thin and actually look pretty worn even when they're brand new, fresh from the box. I remember being quite surprised when I opened up my 800 USD 1601SB and saw their condition which was essentially what your pictures show. In fact it almost looks like the filters deteriorate over time, leaving small holes in places. Same thing happened with my 1350 M1 and Heaven S.

 

Fortunately FAD has since improved this on the new Heavens, the IV and VI.

 

Calling something "like new" can be tricky, because it's quite possible the seller took very good care of the IEMs since receiving them, and if we're starting out with FAD's standards as a baseline then you could say they are indeed "like new." My own Heaven S has been cared for and is absolutely immaculate in all respects except for the filters which, as described above, came looking worn. Honestly I don't think I should have to pay for replacement filters if I sold them to someone, however I would most certainly note this issue in the ad itself because there's such a thing as reasonable expectations for this stuff: most people don't expect a company to sell new products with filters looking like that. Noting these things in the pre-sale is important because it lets the buyer know what's up and also because it protects the seller.

 

My gut tells me that in this case the seller is really just inexperienced and doesn't mean to be deceptive.

 

I definitely hear what you sare saying and I don't think he is trying to be deceptive either.

 

Well, hopefully this will work out. It's a bit crazy that FAD chose a material that developed this problem. Whatever did they choose to use?

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~> Thanks again for all of the well-wishes. I'm slowly but surely doing better each day.

 

That's good to hear!  smile.gif

 

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I still use the Onkyo DAC-1000, but I want a better replacement for my bedroom rig.

I see.  Well, as I have very little experience with DACs, I'll sit out for this convo.  But here's to hoping you find something you like!  beerchug.gif

 

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~> My CIEMs should be ready soon. Kinda stressed, kinda nervous. Hope it all goes well.

 

Good luck on the CIEMs. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on 1plus2, there are so few of us...and I really like Akron family

 

Kinda comforting to know that even veterans go through these jitters.

 

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Do they taste good?

 

Probably taste like lobster or crab. Looks to be more meat for your money though. Apparently they serve it in Northern Taiwan.

 

Hoping yeah, because those things don't look particularly difficult to catch.  Hmm, Taiwan... maybe Tom knows more about these?

 

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...I've been taking the wrong class all semester.  **** me.  Gonna drop it tomorrow, do nothing for 2 months, then take the right class in an 8-week summer school course.

 

Wait... since you've gone this far, why not finish it out?  You do get credit right?  What's the class for?

 

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Well, hopefully this will work out. It's a bit crazy that FAD chose a material that developed this problem. Whatever did they choose to use?

 

Synthetic materials tend to be more resistant to minor rot, environmental conditions, and spontaneous disintegration.  So I would get it's some sort of organic material.


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El Muppito was sick? What? Hope you feel better soon Muppet! 

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The Benchmark DAC2 seems nice, though I'm most curious about the Calyx Femto --- it seems intense.

 

This is one of those cases where something is getting hyped by certain publications, but some of the borderline obsessed folks I turn to for DAC-related insights are much more underwhelmed. The general feeling I get is that the Femto is really not worth its cost, which is of course something you could say about most DACs above a certan price point depending on the perspective, so I mean that in a relative "already ridiculous" sense. One of my head-fi buddies in particular auditioned the Femto and ended up preferring other DACs that were similarly priced or less expensive.

 

I'm still interested in it just because Calyx is an interesting company, and plus I like the name "Femto." Personally if I were inclined to spend that kind of dosh, I'd probably opt for the Resolution Cantata which is also a really nice CD transport.

 

When it comes to holy grails tho, I'm really interested in stuff from dCS. Their entry-level product, the Debussy, is priced at about $11k.

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